Oral Sleep Appliances can reduce clenching and teeth grinding by 40% according to current research.
For patients who experience chronic orofacial pain, accurate diagnosis is essential for effective treatment. No two cases of TMJ are identical. Dr. Mark Sowell is a highly trained dentist with an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of the temporomandibular joint and connecting muscles. Using state of the art bite analysis technology, and with years of experience, Dr. Sowell offers comprehensive and successful diagnosis and treatment of orofacial pain.
Treatment Options for Orofacial Pain
Every diagnosis and treatment plan for TMJ and orofacial pain is personalized by Dr.Sowell. Working with the patient on a one-on-one basis, Dr. Sowell is able to fully analyze the bite and help the patient make informed decisions about their oral health for optimal results. Dr. Sowell offers a range of treatment options that are often used in conjunction with other cosmetic and restorative dental treatments.
- Thermoplastic Appliances: This form-fitting, custom designed device is similar to a sports mouthguard. Worn at night, a dental splint helps to correct the function of the jaw muscles and can prevent teeth grinding and damage caused to the teeth. These oral sleep appliances help reduce painful headaches and facial pain associated with TMJ.
- Restorative Dentistry: using dental crown, tooth bonding, and other restorative treatments, we can address damage and realign a crooked bite.
- Orthodontics: If crooked teeth and malocclusion are causing your TMJ symptoms Dr.Sowell offers discreet and effective orthodontic options for realigning teeth. Often patients receive a combination of cosmetic and orthodontic treatments to realign their bites. Dr. Sowell offers Invisalign and Six Month Smiles for patients looking to straighten their teeth and realign their bite.
Request a TMJ Consultation
If you suffer from chronic facial pain, have an uncomfortable bite, or experience other symptoms of TMJ, schedule a visit in our Plano, TX dentist office. Treating your bruxism or TMJ early can prevent the deterioration of your oral health preventing the need for more complex restorative treatments.